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  • It has been the privilege of my life to serve as the leader of the

  • Scottish Conservative and Unionist party these

  • past nearly eight years. This has been a

  • remarkable time in politics and I will

  • always be thankful for the opportunity to have

  • a front seat as Scottish political history was

  • being made.

  • It is therefore with a heavy heart that this

  • morning I wrote to the chairman of the Scottish

  • Conservative party to tender my resignation.

  • I explained the changes, both professional and personal,

  • that have prompted this decision. You all know and I have

  • never sought to hide the conflict that I have felt over Brexit.

  • As I Iook to the future I see the Scottish election due in 2021

  • and a credible threat from our opponents to force a general

  • election before then. Having lead our party

  • through seven national elections and two referenda I know

  • the efforts, the hours and the travel required to fight such

  • campaigns successfully. And I have to be honest that

  • where the idea of getting on the roads to fight two

  • elections in 20 months would once have fired me up

  • the threat of spending hundreds of hours away from my home

  • and family now fills me with dread. And that

  • is now way to lead.

  • What I would urge is to colleagues who want to

  • avoid no-deal. Vote for a deal - you've had three

  • opportunities, you blew every one of them.

  • Don't blow a fourth. I know the prime minister

  • is seeking to get a deal. I've had long conversations

  • with him on this point and I believe him when

  • he says he's seeking to get a deal. And please, for

  • those people who are trying to avoid no-deal,

  • make it clear, make it clear now that if a deal comes

  • back to the house of commons you will vote

  • for it. And let the EU hear you say that you will

  • vote for it so that they understand that there

  • is a reason for them to re-open negotiations.

It has been the privilege of my life to serve as the leader of the

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Ruth Davidson announces her resignation as Scottish Tory leader

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